WWRC Lobby Day - Feb. 22nd, Olympia


Below is the agenda for the WWRC group that we are planning to meet with on Feb 22nd.  BCHW members are planning to meet at the United Church of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE at 9AM to hear about legislative issues that we need to discuss with our legislators that day.    


If you would like Irena from the Gjurasic/Kohl office to make appointments for you for that day, she will be glad to do that.  Her number is (360)705-0113




Judy Warnick

BCHW Legislative Co-Chair





Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 1:36 AM
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Subject: RE: WWRC Lobby Day - Feb. 22nd, Olympia




I spoke with the lobbyist for WWRC today and he said they’d be pleased to have BCHW attend their legislative day and he also said he thought BCHW is a part of their coalition.


I recommend that you visit the News Page at www.WildlifeRecreation.org and view the Lobby Day Registration Form. They’re asking for donations of $10 and $25 for the event.


You could also call Carrie Powell at 206/748-0082 to get more information

2/22/2005    5:30P         *Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition Legislative Reception            State Capitol

                                    in the Columbia Room (Carrie Powell at 206/748-0082) (changed to 2/22)


Please let me know what you find and if you have any further questions.


Terry Kohl

Public Affairs of Washington

Cell: 206-850-6030

Office: 360-705-0113

From: Wa Wildlife and Rec Coalition [mailto:info@WildlifeRecreation.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 5:05 PM
To: info@WildlifeRecreation.org
Subject: WWRC Lobby Day - Feb. 22nd, Olympia



WWRC Lobby Day
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
United Churches of Olympia

110 11th Ave SE


Creating New Parks, Trails & Public Lands
The Coalition is the founder and chief advocate for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), a state grant program administered by the IAC and funded by the state legislature that protects habitat and creates new parks.  


What's at Stake in 2005?
Protect the WWRP grant program from budget cuts!  Help us secure WWRP funding for Cypress Island, Issaquah-High Point Trail, Tonasket Skate & Bike Park, the Methow Watershed, Spokane County Aquatic Facility, Tieton River Canyon, Deception Pass State Park and over 80 other WWRP proposals across the state!   


Lobbying for the WWRP Grant Program  
Since 1990, the Coalition has leveraged $407 million in state funds for over 650 neighborhood parks and ball fields, biking and walking trails, nature preserves, local beaches and boat launches, wildlife habitat and state parks.  Despite our success, the need for new parks and habitat protection continues to grow with our state's population. 


Lobby Day Agenda
10:00 am - 11:30 am   Legislative Update & Training, United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE

11:30 am - 5:30 pm     Lobbying and Committee Hearings at the Capitol

  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm     Legislative Reception, Columbia Room, State Capitol Rotunda


To register for the Coalition's Lobby Day, contact us at (206) 748-0082 or info@WildlifeRecreation.org 

Or, visit the News Page at www.WildlifeRecreation.org  and print and complete the Lobby Day Registration Form. Fax to: (206) 748-0580 or mail to: Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition • 811 First Avenue, Suite 262 • Seattle, WA 98104



WWRP Funding in Your Community
Contact the Coalition to learn more about new parks and habitat areas proposed for your legislative district.  This session we hope to secure $60 million for new WWRP grants.  Here's a small sample of over 90 projects we're working to fund in 2005:

Critical Habitat:    $18 million for Tieton River Canyon, Reardan's Audubon Lake, Trout Lake Wetlands, Sharp-tailed Grouse habitat, and Methow and Cowiche Watersheds.


Local Parks:    $9.5 million for 45 projects around the state including Grass Lake in Olympia, Lower Woodland Skate Park in Seattle, Lakeshore & E. Mill Plain in Vancouver, Thea Foss - 21st St Park, Klemgard Park, Chewelah's Barbour Rec. Complex, Springdale's Pond Park, Everett Maritime Park & Amphitheatre, Kennewick Col. Skate/Bike Park & Hansen Park, Sunnyside Skatepark in SunnyView, Pacific Park in Clark Co., Ercolini in West Seattle, Pend Oreille County Park and many more...


Natural Areas:  $11 million for the Whidbey Golden Paintbrush Preserve, Washougal Oaks, Bone & Niawiakum Rivers, Lummi Island, Methow Rapids, Dyer Haystacks & Two Steppe, Kennedy Creek, Ink Blot & Schumocher Creek, Carlisle Bog, Selah Cliffs and Cypress Island.


Wa. State Parks:    $9.4 million for Deception Pass Expansion and Development, Kanaskat-Palmer Campground, Cape Disappointment Trail and 2 Expansions, Pearrygin Lake Acq. and Green River Gorge Acq.


Trails:    $8 million for Olympia Woodland, Similkameen Connector, Shoreline Interurban, Buckley Foothills, Arlington Centennial, Moses Lake Heron, Hansville Greenway, Cushman, Olympic Discovery, Issaquah-High Point, Larry Scott, Chehalis River and Willapa Hills


Urban Wildlife Habitat:    $8 million for Stavis/Kitsap Forest, Woodard Bay, Central Kitsap Greenway, Whipple Creek and Nookachamps Creek.


Water Access:    $4.5 million for Clinton Beach, Newman Lake, Chinese Reconciliation Park and Meydenbauer Bay. 



Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

811 First Avenue, Suite 262

Seattle, WA 98104 



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